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JOB #R1901039

EcoMicro Belize In-Country Coordinator/Consultant

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EcoMicro Belize In-Country Coordinator/Consultant

Location: Belize

Program/Background

The EcoMicro Green Finance for MSMEs in the Agriculture and Fisheries Sectors in Belize will provide green finance products to small scale farmers and fisherfolk in Belize. The objective of this project is to finance climate-resilient technologies and practices that will help Belize’s micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the agriculture and fisheries sectors to adapt to changing climate conditions, reduce their vulnerability to physical climate risks, and improve their overall productivity.

Funded by the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDBs) Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the EcoMicro Program is a credit facility designed to pilot green finance in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to increase access to clean energy and climate-resilient technologies and practices in a region adapting to climate change. As the executing agency (EA) for EcoMicro in Belize, the Belize Credit Union League Limited (BCUL) will lead this project, in collaboration with its member financial institutions. ICF is leading consultant support to this project.

Responsibilities

The EcoMicro In-Country Coordinator/Consultant will represent the EcoMicro Belize project team and support the design and implementation of the EcoMicro Belize program. She/he will report to the ICF EcoMicro Belize Project Manager, and be responsible for day-to-day coordination of program activities throughout the three-year period of performance. She/he will work closely with the Belize Credit Union League to ensure clear and efficient program implementation.  The In-Country Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:

  • Regular project communication and meetings with BCUL and participating credit unions
  • Support to the EcoMicro team in the stakeholder landscape analysis and market assessment
  • Outreach to stakeholders, including representatives of the Government of Belize, trade associations, researchers, and private sector enterprises
  • Support to participating credit unions in collecting information and data for energy audits
  • Coordination of training workshops
  • Provision of technical assistance to CU staff in implementing climate risk screening
  • Coordination of implementation of project pilots
  • Support to development of monthly progress reports, monitoring and evaluation, and interim and final reports and recommendations
  • Other responsibilities as defined

The In-Country Coordinator will as a part-time consultant to ICF, with hours determined by project needs. The average time commitment will be up to 8 hours per week, with some periods of intensive time commitments of 32-40 hours per week to support scheduled training and workshops. The Coordinator must be able to commit to the position for the full three-year period of performance.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years professional experience
  • Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills, including the ability to facilitate web-based meetings and international conference calls
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating outreach, workshops, and public events in Belize
  • Demonstrated experience in adult training and capacity building
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Belize agencies, institutions, and businesses
  • Familiarity with agricultural and fisheries sectors in Belize
  • Understanding of climate change risk, energy efficiency, or greenhouse gas mitigation a plus

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